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Contests make the Harvest Fair even more fun! Read below for all the contest details, and be sure to enter one (or many) and win amazing prizes! 



Sign up to be a costume character online by Sept. 9

FIND FREDDY the FROG and HIS FRIENDS is a living scavenger hunt held annually as part of the Hopewell Harvest Fair. Costumed Characters wander the fairgrounds for one hour in the costume of their choosing, while scavenger hunters search diligently for them. In order to be a Costumed Character, you will NEED to be at the fair from noon to 2PM.

All Costumed Characters are entered in the Freddy’s Costumed Character Contest! In addition to bragging rights (which are huge), there are wonderful prizes, donated by local merchants, awarded in each of the following categories:​

• Most Stunningly Sensational Character

• Most Fabulously Fantastic Character

• Most Radically Ridiculous Character

• Most Cunningly Creative Character


Costumes may be as subtle or flamboyant as you like. For example, you can be a movie star with a glamorous gown, or a firefighter in full gear. Or you may just have ordinary clothing on, but be carrying an odd prop, or have your shirt on backwards. Your character should have a NAME (ie The White Rabbit) and a CLUE (I’m LATE! I’m LATE!). Sometimes your clue and name will be the same.


Note that if you want to walk around with a friend, you should make your characters be ONE clue (as below). A few examples from past years, to give you a better idea:

Name: Lost Traveler

Clue: He’s off the Map

Costume: Backpack, travel books, map of Paris, asking everyone directions to NYC locations

Name: Mime & Hippie

Clue: Peace & Quiet

Costume: 2 people - One mime, one hippie!

Name/Clue: Quarterback

Costume: Quarter taped to her back

Name/Clue: Trekkie Trio

Costume: 3 friends dressed in Star Trek gear

Details / Logistics

The hunt will run from 12:15-1:15 PM, during which time you can enjoy the fair as you normally would—but you will be in costume, and contestants will be searching for you. Characters are asked to stay in costume and join us in the contest tent at 1:45 PM for a brief award ceremony. Prizes for characters and contestants!


Please contact Morgan Sayre or Heidi Wilenius at with any questions.


Sign up by 12 PM at the Fair


Freddy the Frog and his friends are excited to be back at the Hopewell Harvest Fair this year. They will be arriving to explore around 12:15 PM, and we need your help to find them!


The object of this scavenger hunt is to find Freddy and as many of his friends as possible in one hour.Do NOT expect to find them ALL—most years, no one does.

Sign up ABSOLUTLEY no later than 12 PM at Freddy’s table in the Info Tent. The scavenger hunt runs from 12:15–1:15 PM, followed by the announcement of winners and distribution of prizes at 1:45 PM on the main stage.Don’t miss out on the fun! 

Rules of the Game

1. Before 12 PM, purchase a ticket at Freddy’s Booth in the Info Tent. You will be given instructions and the starting point location.

2. You can sign up as an adult, a child, or an adult/child team.The cost is $1.00 or 1 HHF ticket per participant (4 & under are free but must play with an adult).Exact change only if you are paying cash.If you do not have exact change, please buy a HHF ticket at the Info Booth or Ticket Tent.

3. Teams may have no more than 3 members.

4. Be at the designated starting point no later than 12:05 PM to obtain your official copy of Freddy’s List and clipboard, pencil, and final verbal instructions. It is important that you do not miss these final instructions.

5. Immediately after the instructions are given, the game will officially begin and all players will be dismissed at the same time to begin hunting for characters.You don’t have to find characters in order, nor do you have to leave the Fairgrounds.

6. As you discover each character, identify them and ask them to give you a proof stamp on your list.Try to find as many characters as you can before time runs out.Don’t worry about trying to find them ALL—that rarely happens! There are a lot of characters and some of them are pretty tricky—and most of them are moving around.Do your best and have fun! 

7. Characters will stop giving out stamps at 1:15 PM.At this time, each player/ team must return immediatley to the starting point to check in by 1:20 PM.

8. Please note that all clipboards must be returned no later than 1:20 PM order to qualify for prizes.

9. Winners will be announced in a prize ceremony at 1:45 PM on the 

main stage.

How to Win

The winner in each category is the person/team who finds the greatest number of characters and returns first to the starting point. Forms will be marked with their order of return; in the event of a tie, the player/team who came back first will be declared the winner in their category. Prizes are awarded for each of the three categories! 


Please contact Morgan Sayre or Heidi Wilenius at with any questions.

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